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想了半天? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-5-13 15:16:59 |Display all floors
吹牛
Bragging

Lily: 妈妈,贝贝有条项链儿她说要1000块钱。
Lily: Mom, Betty has a necklace, she told me it is worth one thousand bucks.

妈妈:那是她在吹牛。
Mom: She's bragging.

Lily: 那我也会吹牛,(想了半天)我在外国吃了一条狗。
Lily: I could brag, too. (After thinking) I ate a dog in a foreign country.

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Post time 2006-5-13 15:28:49 |Display all floors
(after thinking)  _ thinking for a while!

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Post time 2006-5-13 18:01:35 |Display all floors
"after a long thinking"
理解=>表达=》润色
understanding+expressing+polishing

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Post time 2006-5-13 18:07:04 |Display all floors
It's hard to translate that using the same idea, because there's no equivalent to "想了半天" in English.

I would rewrite it. Something like:

Lily: I could brag too! Hmmm. Let me think. Yes! I ate a dog when I was overseas!

Although if it was a cartoon, you could use "..." in a speech bubble for something very similar to the Chinese meaning.

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Post time 2006-5-13 18:24:14 |Display all floors
想了半天after a long while of thinking
理解=>表达=》润色
understanding+expressing+polishing

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Post time 2006-5-13 18:40:05 |Display all floors
不知道after thinking hard是否有“想的时间较长”的暗示,既然think hard,想必花时不短。

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